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Legal Assistant Posts

The Commission usually takes on each autumn a small number of law graduates for fixed-term appointments of one year to work as legal assistants on our current law reform projects. For more details of the work involved, see the guide to life as a legal assistant.

Please note that applications for legal assistant posts in 2019 are now closed. The next recruitment campaign will take place early in 2020 and details of the posts available will be added to this page towards the end of January. Applications will be invited from those who have obtained or expect to obtain during 2020 a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Scots Law or any other similar academic qualification which provides evidence of relevant knowledge and understanding of Scots law. Applications from other suitably qualified candidates who have relevant experience may exceptionally be considered.

Please note we are not offering work experience placements at the Commission. 

Equal Opportunities

The Scottish Law Commission and Scottish Government are committed to equality of opportunity of employment for all, on the basis of ability, qualifications and fitness for work. Applications are invited from all those who are, or expect to be qualified and eligible irrespective of race, age, gender, marital status, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation.

The Commission's Equality and Diversity Policy is reviewed on a regular basis.

In terms of the Race Relations Act 1976 we are required to undertake the ethnic monitoring of staff we employ directly and to publish the results. This duty only applies in respect of our legal assistants whom we recruit directly on fixed term contracts. The results of the monitoring for legal assistants appointed in August 2019 are available.